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  • She was not found guilty of the theft, but was found guilty of perjury during her testimony to the grand jury.
  • She signed a written declaration under penalty of perjury.
  • Perjury is a serious crime because witness testimony is so important.
  • It’s my opinion that he committed ... perjury in the Landor case.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None

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  • Shall I lay perjury upon my soul?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • provokes me to this threefold perjury:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • You are attaint with faults and perjury;
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • "Well, he said something about safety in numbers and if he were me he wouldn’t dream of connivin’ at perjury but so far as he knew all falsies looked alike, and that was about all he could do for me.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Nor was I in any legal risk, as long as I didn’t perjure myself.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Clearly, Ralph Meyers has either perjured himself at trial or has perjured himself in front of this Court.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • It was my first reality check when it came to cops committing perjury.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Sweet soul, take heed, Take heed of perjury; thou’rt on thy death-bed.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • DANFORTH, containing himself: I will tell you this—you are either lying now, or you were lying in the court, and in either case you have committed perjury and you will go to jail for it.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • I would lie and perjure and swear, I would blaspheme and pray.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Dost thou love me, I know thou wilt say Ay; And I will take thy word: yet, if thou swear’st, Thou mayst prove false; at lovers’ perjuries, They say Jove laughs.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • I do not know whether I love you or love you not; but what I know is that I will not be perjured.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He had no authority to arrest Drew for anything-even if the kid did perjure himself-much less send him to jail, but Drew would never know that.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Oh, merciful heavens, was I not accessory to his death by my supine insensibility, by my contempt for him, not remembering, or not willing to remember, that it was for my sake he had become a traitor and a perjurer?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "Remember, perjured one, the horse," answered he who had the puffed up paunch, "and be it ill for thee that the whole world knows it."
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • "Iss!" said Demi the perjured, blissfully sucking his sugar, and regarding his first attempt as eminently successful.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • I’ll juggle the books, I’ll fake the reports, I’ll get phony witnesses, I’ll forge affidavits, I’ll commit perjury-so you don’t have to worry, there won’t be any trouble!
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • My mind was oppressed, like those unhappy innocent persons, who being overpowered by blasphemous and perjured evidences, wickedly resolved to take away their lives, or ruin their reputation, have no other recourse in this world to ease their sorrow, but sighs, prayers, and tears.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Also the chimney on fire, the parish engine, and perjury on the part of the Beadle.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Judge Scott did not know all things, and he did not know that he was party to a police conspiracy, that the evidence was hatched and perjured, that Jim Hall was guiltless of the crime charged.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • —Your ally—your brother in arms, ye perjured and faithless knights!
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • A bad crowd-not one of them would stick at perjury.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Thou seest that all the grace that she hath left Is that she will not add to her damnation A sin of perjury: she not denies it.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • Swann knew that Odette would never perjure herself on that.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • That the assessors were honest and discreet men under an oath to assess fairly and equitably, and that any advantage each of them might expect in lessening his own tax by augmenting that of the proprietaries was too trifling to induce them to perjure themselves.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • There’s no way he can write the report Verringer desires without perjuring himself.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Maryann—Oh you perjured woman!
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Fancy the secret meetings between the perjuring husband and wife, the denials of having seen each other, the clambering in at bedroom windows, and the hiding in closets!
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Fourthly, Not to swear by any but God, is naturally a signe of Honour: for it is a confession that God onely knoweth the heart; and that no mans wit, or strength can protect a man against Gods vengence on the perjured.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Yes, I suppose it would be perjury.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Do you realize what the penalty for perjury is?
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • It would, indeed, be the means of much perjury, and of much whipping, fining, imprisoning, transporting, and hanging.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • But one can transport this court to India, as did the British, with no real success on the matter of perjury because the Indian mythos is different and this sacredness of words is not felt in the same way.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • …overshadowed walls — occasionally also turning a fascinated eye towards the dimly gleaning mirror — I began to recall what I had heard of dead men, troubled in their graves by the violation of their last wishes, revisiting the earth to punish the perjured and avenge the oppressed; and I thought Mr. Reed’s spirit, harassed by the wrongs of his sister’s child, might quit its abode — whether in the church vault or in the unknown world of the departed — and rise before me in this chamber.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • …that there might be a witness on earth besides those in Heaven, and again Don Fernando renewed and repeated his oaths, invoked as witnesses fresh saints in addition to the former ones, called down upon himself a thousand curses hereafter should he fail to keep his promise, shed more tears, redoubled his sighs and pressed me closer in his arms, from which he had never allowed me to escape; and so I was left by my maid, and ceased to be one, and he became a traitor and a perjured man.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • At sight of their perjured relative, Mrs Kenwigs turned faint and pale, and Mr Kenwigs rose majestically.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Yes—yes—and he stood there and said, ’Miss Littlepaugh, you have sworn that you did not receive that letter, you have sworn to a lie, and that is perjury and the penalty for perjury is severe, and if that letter becomes known you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.’
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • …under false pretences, forgery, embezzlement, misappropriation of public money, betrayal of public trust, malingering, mayhem, corruption of minors, criminal libel, blackmail, contempt of court, arson, treason, felony, mutiny on the high seas, trespass, burglary, jailbreaking, practice of unnatural vice, desertion from armed forces in the field, perjury, poaching, usury, intelligence with the king’s enemies, impersonation, criminal assault, manslaughter, wilful and premeditated murder.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Promise, And in our name, what she requires; add more, From thine invention, offers: women are not In their best fortunes strong; but want will perjure The ne’er-touch’d vestal: try thy cunning, Thyreus; Make thine own edict for thy pains, which we Will answer as a law.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • …of her game, but by degrees it confusedly comes to light that she is a woman overwhelmed with injuries and wrongs, whom Mr. Snagsby has habitually deceived, abandoned, and sought to keep in darkness, and whose chief comfort, under her afflictions, has been the sympathy of the late Mr. Tulkinghorn, who showed so much commiseration for her on one occasion of his calling in Cook’s Court in the absence of her perjured husband that she has of late habitually carried to him all her woes.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • …trial, when many privately confessed that they had sacrificed their judgment and their conscience at the behests of party newspapers and party hate, I had the courage to be true to my oath and my conscience…… Perhaps I did wrong not to commit perjury by order of a party; but I cannot see it that way…… I became a judge acting on my own responsibility and accountable only to my own conscience and my Maker; and no power could force me to decide on such a case contrary to my convictions,…
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Then when you lie, and swear to it, you are just the same as any other person who is not a mental and moral coward, and deserving of all the contempt and punishment due a person who is a perjurer and a false witness.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • But if one shall say, that by that law we are only forbid to kill any except when the laws of the land allow of it, upon the same grounds, laws may be made, in some cases, to allow of adultery and perjury: for God having taken from us the right of disposing either of our own or of other people’s lives, if it is pretended that the mutual consent of men in making laws can authorise man-slaughter in cases in which God has given us no example, that it frees people from the obligation of…
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • Thief, liar, forger, adulterer, perjurer, glutton, drunkard?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • He thrilled at the thought of Jennie perjuring herself to save that abandoned woman.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • What a hellish thing to make that pure girl a liar—a perjurer!
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
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